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Jay McBain
Works at ChannelEyes
Attended University of Lethbridge
Lives in Wynantskill, NY
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The 10 most important moments of my life so far. How an Apple IIe, Tom Cruise and Paul Revere got me to where I am today. http://www.jaymcbain.com/2015/11/the-butterfly-effect-my-life-story.html
Have you ever thought about the impact of big decisions that you made in your life? How about the small ones or the ones made for you? How would have your life turned out if things went the other way? A movie that has alwa...
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+ZS Associates and +Entomo Inc. mention +ChannelEyes on their webinar about leaders in channel analytics - specifically at the account manager level. #channelanalytics
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Yesterday was the 2 year anniversary of Robin Williams suicide. We were probably too busy celebrating Olympic gold...but remember, it can happen anywhere to anyone: 
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After over 10 years of blogging - this one hit the biggest nerve and has resulted in tens of thousands of views and 4 magazine articles - http://www.jaymcbain.com/2016/08/an-open-letter-to-comptia.html
As the time counts down on another successful ChannelCon, I wanted to document some thoughts before I return back to the grind. First and foremost, the event this year in Fort Lauderdale was fantastic, the CompTIA staff ...
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Peyton Manning takes the stage at @CompTIA #ChannelCon16 in Florida. "Due to some recent law changes in Colorado, the pizza business is doing quite well right now"
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I have tracked my social usage for about 6 years now - looking at friends/followers is one of those metrics. Facebook has doubled over that time, while Linkedin has gone up 3X and Twitter 14X. The other 10 social networks are around the 500-1000 range with slow growth. Some social sites have come and gone as relevant (Tumblr, Vine, etc) while some are staples on the front screen of my phone.
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I have always enjoyed learning tricks and tools to make everyday tasks easier or more efficient. It can be as simple as saving a couple of keystrokes to finding an App that shaves off hours.
http://www.jaymcbain.com/2013/11/5-life-hacks-you-should-be-using-today.html
I have always enjoyed learning tricks and tools to make everyday tasks easier or more efficient. It can be as simple as saving a couple of keystrokes to finding an App that shaves off hours. Here are a couple of tools tha...
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Robin Williams committed suicide 2 years ago - what if Michael Phelps did too?
The news about Robin Williams was so shocking at the time. How could someone so full of life and who create so much happiness in others be depressed? The good news, is that it became one of the turning points in our understanding and compassion for mental h...
The news about Robin Williams was so shocking at the time. How could someone so full of life and who create so much happiness in others be depressed? The good news, is that it became one of the turning points in our understan...
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CompTIA - The Computing Technology Industry Association - responds to my open letter via a podcast by Seth Robinson and Carolyn A. April. Well done!! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-5-open-letters-and-iot/id1119742772?i=1000374058700&mt=2
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An Open Letter to CompTIA
As the time counts down on another successful ChannelCon 2016, I
wanted to document some thoughts before I return back to the grind. First and foremost, the event this year in Fort Lauderdale
was fantastic, the CompTIA staff is amazing, and the get-together...
As the time counts down on another successful ChannelCon 2016, I wanted to document some thoughts before I return back to the grind. First and foremost, the event this year in Fort Lauderdale was fantastic, the CompTIA s...
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Great start to @CompTIA #ChannelCon16 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Best minds in the IT/Telco Channel under one roof! 
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Yes, I am a social media-aholic. The first step is admitting it.
I have tracked my social usage for about 6 years now.   Looking at friends/followers is one of those metrics:  Facebook has doubled over that time Linkedin has gone up 3X  Twitter is up 14X The other 10 social networks are around the 500-1000 range with slo...
I have tracked my social usage for about 6 years now. Looking at friends/followers is one of those metrics: Facebook has doubled over that time Linkedin has gone up 3X Twitter is up 14X The other 10 social networks a...
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CEO at ChannelEyes
Skills
Futurist, blogger, speaker, pervasive computing expert
Employment
  • ChannelEyes
    CEO, 2011 - present
    Founded in 2011, ChannelEyes is a global software company that is reinventing how vendors drive channel partner sales and loyalty. The SaaS platform includes ChannelCandy, the world’s largest mobile-first product for partners, as well as OPTYX, the first indirect sales workflow product to help sellers with predictive analytics and leverage big data science to drive more sales. ChannelEyes has received numerous accolades for its technology including being named a Cool Vendor by Gartner and one of the fastest growing companies in New York’s Capital Region by the Business Review. Learn more at: http://channeleyes.com/
  • Autotask
    Senior Vice President, Strategy & Business Development, 2010 - 2011
    Responsible for developing and executing Autotask's strategy for growth into new market opportunities. Accelerating the growth of an industry leading suite of cloud based software products and building the Channel programs, marketing and sales execution into new markets and communities.
  • Lenovo Group
    Director, Small and Medium Business, 2005 - 2010
    Develop and execute Lenovo's SMB strategy for North and South America. Design an innovative product/pricing portfolio and build the promotions and routes to market to grow Lenovo's share in this critical market segment. Work closely with key Channel Partners, Distributors, Retail/eTailers as well as consultants, ISVs and influencers.
  • IBM Canada
    Business Unit Executive, 1994 - 2005
    Invented a new approach to effectively cover “whitespace”. The Knowledge Worker Index, now in use world-wide with IBM in several product divisions, features a scoring algorithm to analyze industry, geography, buying behaviour, and employee size and proactively report sales coverage opportunities.
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Wynantskill, NY
Previously
Durham, NC - Markham, ON - Bradford, ON - Newmarket, ON - Winnipeg - Calgary - Lethbridge - Edmonton
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518-417-4859
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500 Federal St., Suite 400, Troy, NY 12180
http://jaymcbain.com
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Futurist, blogger, speaker, pervasive computing expert, speed demon & CEO of ChannelEyes
Introduction

Jay McBain is an accomplished speaker, author and innovator in the IT industry. Named to the Top 40 Under Forty list by the Business Review, Top 20 Visionary by ChannelPro Magazine, Top 25 Newsmaker by CDN Magazine, Top 50 Global Channel Influencer by Penton, Top 100 Most Respected Thought Leader by Vertical Systems Reseller Magazine, member of Global Power 150 by SMB Magazine, as well as Top 250 Global Managed Services Executives by MSPmentor. He is often sought out for keynotes, thought leadership and industry guidance.

Jay has spent his 21 year career in various Executive sales, marketing and strategy roles within IBM, Lenovo and Autotask. He is currently the CEO of ChannelEyes, who are reinventing the way vendors communicate, engage and enable their channel partners.

Jay currently serves as Chairman emeritus of the CompTIA Vendor Advisory Council and Managed Services Community. He is a Board member of the Channel Vanguard Council, Ziff Davis Leadership Council, CRN Channel Intelligence Council and STEP - Sustainable Technology Environments Program with InfoComm, and National Cristina Foundation. 

Key areas of expertise include:

- Partner Channel programs, marketing and sales organization

- Partner development, Global sales and Enterprise sales

- Marketing organization, automation, developing value propositions for venture-backed SaaS

As a futurist, and long standing member of the World Future Society, Jay is an expert in Pervasive Computing which is the study of future computing models and the resulting impact on society, as well as Managed Services, Healthcare IT and Cloud Computing. 

An avid blogger, community and social media expert, Jay has developed an innovative “dandelion marketing” approach engaging in a wide range of communities across dozens of channels around the world. 

Jay has lived in Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto, Raleigh, and Albany, New York. He actively gives back to the community and has been on the board of the United Way, National Cristina Organization and Junior Achievement.


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Education
  • University of Lethbridge
    Management Information Systems, 1990 - 1994
  • Henry Wise Wood
    High School, 1987 - 1990
  • John Ware
    Junior High School, 1984 - 1987
  • Braeside
    Elementary School, 1982 - 1984
  • Sir Alexander Mackenzie
    Elementary School, 1978 - 1982
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Birthday
June 24, 1972
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Fleeced by the service department. $650 for an oil change, brake flush and installing of new tires on a V-Rod. Was charged an extra $75 in labor because I didn’t buy the tires at their store (seriously, $250 in labor to install 2 tires?). They couldn’t do the government inspection because of broken signal light. I asked them to install a new one and they said they aren’t made anymore? They wanted to send me to a garage that “overlooks” those kind of things. Not happy.
Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
One step inside Hockeytown and you are convinced that this business LIVES hockey. I moved to Albany 4 years ago and have always received great service from Jay and the team. I have also played in the Labatt Hockey League that he runs and it consistently attracts the best players in the region - highly recommended!
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reviewed a year ago
CAUTION - DO NOT book wedding at Surf Club in New Rochelle! We had our wedding at the Surf Club in New Rochelle in July 2013. We had read the other horrible reviews but somehow thought it was other people just griping. Boy, were we wrong! We had the same experience as most of the bad reviews: - Slow service, no callbacks - Lack of care, extremely low attention to detail - Big promises in sales room, little delivery on big day However, it got much worse! 1. DISHONESTY - They disrupted our wedding after the ceremony and demanded $2,500 cash before they would serve dinner. This was a false claim of "extra people" and they would not accept a check or credit card. Our groomsman had to drive all over town looking for ATM's - this delayed the wedding 90 minutes and we were not able to have a proper dance. My bride was obviously in a panic and there was no reasoning - I overheard the owner, Sal, swear at us while he was talking with one of his minions. 2. BAIT AND SWITCH - We negotiated our wedding with their salesperson, got it in writing, and then he mysteriously dissappeared from the place. We got a call months later, after paying $5K in downpayment saying "are you still getting married here?" We received a call 6 days before the wedding and they changed the signed contract by removing the Viennese hour unless we paid more! 3. UNETHICAL - They wanted everything in cash since the day we locked in our date. Perhaps everything isn't on the up-and-up. Will copy IRS on this review. 4. BROKEN PROMISES - Everything from "top shelf" liquor that was never served, to carving stations that never appeared. They force you to use their florist who then significantly overcharges. They promised to charge "half price" for children and vendors - they ended up charging us full price and more. 5. POOR TREATMENT of vendors - the photo booth guy had to carry his equipment up the stairs because they gave him a liability excuse on the elevator. The DJ, videographer and photographer were all limited to what they could do and where they could go even though we had the place to ourselves. While they were demanding the extra cash from #1 above - they would not let the DJ play music. Needless to say, it was a cluster from the very beginning. They have a nice location, but feel that no effort or investment needs to be made on customer service. Two thumbs down.
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Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
Chris Collins Plumbing did an excellent job putting in a gas stove today. They took the extra time necessary and the attention to detail was second to none. Will definitely call them for all of our future needs and recommend to others.
Public - 5 years ago
reviewed 5 years ago
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Bought an Audi convertible from Jenkins from 1,700 miles away in NY. The team, especially Mike Jenkins, were helpful, efficient and very trustworthy. They arranged all of the inspections and shipping while communicating each step to us. Mike also went beyond the call of duty to get us an updated Audi Navigation DVD after the fact. Will definitely look to them for our next vehicle!
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Drove 45 minutes to restaurant to find it part of a gas station and they would not accept a valid Groupon (and told us to go get our money back from them as they are not honoring anymore) - would not recommend
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago